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  • The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow
  • by Pierce Conran / 01.27.2014

  • 2014|81 MIN|Animation
    DIRECTOR JANG Hyun-yun
    CAST JUNG Yu-Mi, YOO Ah-in
    RELEASE DATE February 2014
    CONTACT Indiestory
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    The satellite 'KITSAT-1', who goes by the name Il-ho, is launched into space where she spends a long time observing Earth and over time becomes curious about the human heart. Kyung-chun, an aspiring musician, is heartbroken when Eun-jin, the love of his life, starts to date someone else. The sadness he bears in his heart turns him into a milk cow. One day, Kyung-chun is tracked down and attacked by the Incinerator, which looks for people with broken hearts. At the same time, Il-ho falls from space and Kyung-chun is able to avoid immediate danger. During the fall, a magical force turns Il-ho into a human. She receives the help of Merlin the Wizard, who has turned himself into a roll of toilet paper, to find Kyung-chun. Kyung-chun fears for his life as he is chased by the Incinerator and the organ trafficker Mr. Oh. But Il-ho comes to his rescue whenever he is in danger. Gradually, the two become close and Il-ho slowly begins to understand the human heart. However, Il-ho realizes that she doesn't have much time left to live.
    Korean animation has been making a move into the spotlight in recent years with films like Leafie, a Hen Into the Wild (2011) scoring over two million admissions and YEON Sangho’s The King of Pigs (2011) and The Fake (2013) taking the festival circuit by storm. The Satellite Girl and Milk, the debut film of JANG Hyun-yun is the next film that should continue the upward trend of Korean animation. JANG’s film is a whimsical work that follows his numerous shorts, which include A Coffee Vending Machine and Its Sword (2007), a film that was very well received and raised expectations for his debut. JANG’s film, which combines fantastical creatures and humans in a recognizable Seoul landscape, features a voice cast with YOO Ah-in and JUNG Yu-mi.
    By Pierce Conran
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